September Good News

Alli Williams
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Henry Sotelo, TMCC Legal Instructor, has been reappointed to the Washoe Regional Behavioral Health Policy Board.

Henry Sotelo Reappointed to Washoe Regional Behavioral Health Policy Board

TMCC Paralegal/Law Instructor, Henry Sotelo, was reappointed to serve on the Washoe Regional Behavioral Health Policy Board. The appointment was made by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. The term lasts from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020.

“Serving on the Board this past year has been educational and exciting” said Sotelo. “The Board was able to formulate and complete a Bill Draft Resolution focused on crisis stabilization that will be taken up by the Nevada Legislature this next legislative session. I'm looking forward to the next two years with this hands-on board to help shape policy in the area of behavioral health in our community.”

Sotelo graduated from the University of Nevada in 1984 with a Journalism degree and later earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1987. Sotelo has practiced criminal law for over twenty-five years in Reno. He has been a strong advocate for criminal justice reform and an expanded specialty court system. He currently holds one of the Legal Defender contracts in Reno Municipal Court and heads the Paralegal/Law Program at TMCC.

Lindsay Wilson Wins the Silver Pen Award

Lindsay Wilson, a professor in the English Department at TMCC, was named a recipient of the 2018 Silver Pen Award last month by the University Libraries at the University of Nevada, Reno. The award comes as a recognition of Wilson’s body of literary work, critical recognition, and a strong connection to Nevada through the themes of his writing or residence in the state.

Wilson will be recognized at the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Reception on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. You can buy tickets to the reception and silent auction at the University Libraries website.

Wilson has edited The Meadow, the literary and arts journal at TMCC, since 2006. He has served on the editorial boards for Unwound Magazine, the Owen Wister Review, and Fugue. From 2009 to 2017 he served on the Nevada Writers’ Hall of Fame Selection Committee. He earned his MA in English from the University of Wyoming, and his MFA in poetry from the University of Idaho. He has received the Nevada System of Higher Education Broad of Regents' Creative Activities Award, has been named a finalist for the Philip Levine Prize, has received a Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize XLII, and his sixth chapbook, Because the Dirt Here is Poor, is forthcoming from Main Street Rag Press.

His first collection of poetry, No Elegies, won the Quercus Review Press Spring Book Award, and his poetry has been featured in The Missouri Review Online Poem of the Week, Verse Daily, The Bellevue Literary Review, Pank, and The Carolina Quarterly, among others. He is currently serving as the Poet Laureate of Reno, Nevada.

Laura J. Webb Accepted as Fellow of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene in Education

Laura J. Webb, RDH, MS, CDA, FAADH, who was the founding dental hygiene director for the Dental Hygiene Program at TMCC, was accepted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene (AADH) in Education.

The AADH is an organization that fosters the continuing pursuit of education and research in the art and science of dental hygiene and provides formal recognition for those who have achieved excellence in the practice of dental hygiene.

Webb received Faculty Emerita at TMCC in 2005. She is an international speaker and has written and published numerous professional articles. As a specialist in education, she also provides educational methodology courses and accreditation consulting services for dental hygiene education programs and CE courses for clinicians. She served as an American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADA CODA) consultant site visitor and evaluated many dental hygiene programs.

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